A new era was beginning to emerge at the beginning of the 18th
and cities were growing in both size and population
increased between countries
and communication improved
were made in medicine and agriculture
Peasant life, however, did not improve much. Most peasants still lived in single room huts, were
illiterate, had little food and clothing, and washed their clothes only 2 or 3
times a year!
The nobility continued to live a life of excess in food, drink,
entertainment, and housing. Fashion
was important, and their dress became very intricate and impractical.
led to an increase in travel. London,
Rome, Venice, and Paris were popular to tourists.
postcard was invented during this time in Venice, Italy.
encyclopedia was first published.
justice system began to change. Punishment
had to be just and based on rehabilitation.